The Homeboy Way

Thomas Vozzo shares... his work the formerly incarcerated and gang involved.



By every traditional measurement of success, Thomas Vozzo was a clear winner. In his world of billion-dollar
revenues and million-dollar profits, he knew exactly what shareholders wanted and how to get it for them.

After 30 years holding top positions at the highest echelons of corporate America, Tom left his lucrative
career, convinced there had to be a better way to define success. He pivoted, after being asked by founder
Fr. Greg Boyle to become the first-ever CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful
gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. In 2020, Homeboy was awarded the
2020 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest humanitarian prize presented to a nonprofit
organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

After arriving at Homeboy during a financial crunch, Tom utilized the skills he’d perfected in the corporate world to help steer Homeboy into an unprecedented
phase of growth and success. Since then, he has spearheaded the creation of nearly a dozen thriving
social enterprises, launched the $12M Homeboy Ventures & Jobs Fund, tripled the size of the
organization, and significantly increased the impact.

Prior to joining Homeboy in 2012, Tom was a global business executive guiding highly successful businesses in the service, retail and distribution industries, exceeding earnings targets, even during challenging economic times. His last corporate role was as CEO of
the $1.8B ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel Group.

Today he leads the team at Homeboy, embracing and championing core values of kindship, empathy, and social justice.


A bold call to action to the business community, Tom’s book, The Homeboy Way, outlines an innovative and spiritually-driven path to a new bottom line.

Leading with heart, authenticity and purpose, Tom shares invaluable business experience including 55 rules to break, bringing the Homeboy Way to life as the perfect antidote to the massive tidal currents of social injustice and inequities in the workplace.

In the book, published by Loyola Press, Tom gives readers practical ways to address some of our most vexing social issues and provides a new path for personal and business leadership. He imparts lessons learned both in secular business as well as faith-based pursuits to help readers from all walks of life thrive.